Deputy, Ride-Along Passenger Shot In Dollar General Parking Lot Gunfight

A Tehama County deputy was shot multiple times, and his ride-along was also hit, during a gun battle.

Los Molinos, CA – A deputy was shot multiple times, and his ride-along passenger was grazed by a bullet, in the parking lot of Dollar General on Saturday.

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office said the incident began at about 7:30 p.m. on July 7, when a deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle in the store’s parking lot after he saw the driver switching license plates, KNVN reported.

Several minutes after the deputy contacted the driver, the man pulled out a gun and began shooting at him. The deputy returned fire and a gun battle ensued, according to the sheriff’s department.

Then the suspect fled the Dollar General parking lot in his vehicle, a dark grey Honda, and headed northbound on Highway 99E, kicking off a pursuit by other law enforcement officers, KNVN reported.

As officers began to catch up with the suspect vehicle on Interstate 5, the driver lost control and crashed north of Red Bluff near Jellys Ferry Road.

The driver of the Honda was killed in the wreck, KNVN reported.

The deputy who was shot during the incident had a ride-along passenger in his vehicle, as well as his K9 partner.

The female passenger and the deputy were transported to the hospital, and were both expected to survive and make a full recovery, according to KNVN.

The K9 officer was not injured by the gunfire.

Initially, witnesses reported seeing someone flee the passenger side of the car with an AK-47 rifle after the crash, and police launched a massive manhunt to find the second suspect, the Redding Record Spotlight reported.

Police sent out a warning message via broadcast call to the community on Saturday night, as more than 100 officers began a door-to-door search in the neighborhoods nearby where the crash occurred.

However, after investigators finished interviewing witnesses and the deputy who was shot, neighbors were notified via broadcast call on Sunday that the search had been cancelled.

“After speaking with witnesses at the original scene in Los Molinos, including the deputy, plus reviewing the physical evidence we currently believe that there was not a second suspect involved in this incident,” the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office told the Red Bluff Daily News.

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Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Man that's why I'm too chicken to do these ride alongs..... shits dangerous G.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

@suckingsailorsoffbyanymeansnecessary, it’s almost as dangerous as when you wore your sailor moon outfit for the boys in the pacific fleet huh...

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Necroignisamoron That's not me, dumbfuck. Readjust your glasses and look how his name is spelled.

Then go find someone much younger than yourself and have them explain to you the dangers of believing everything you see on the internet.

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

If that’s not your username why you trippin sailor moon? Haha, nerd.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

My favorite was Sailor Uranus... You never could know for sure if it was a boy or a girl...

Necroignisamoron
Necroignisamoron

Lol, @androgynousbyanymensnecessary posted a selfie in their outfit on another story. Did you see it?

Mrs10
Mrs10

It's getting to the point that I have to VERY carefully read and then re-read these comments to figure out which is the original screen name and which is the mocker. And apparently I'm not the only one. So can't you guys just stick with names like "ImAMillenialTroll" and "IHateMillenialTrolls" or something similar? You're making my brain tired!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

@Mrs10 it's how they amuse themselves I guess lol.

dsmarine
dsmarine

Can you see that we are approaching anarchy with lawlessness like this?

GForce48
GForce48

Glad the Deputy and rid along passenger are OK!

dujaa74
dujaa74

That suspect just save the tax payers money when he killed himself in the wreck after. #KARMA

LEO0301
LEO0301

This is why you have a ride- along sign a waiver.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Eh, I think police departments should cover ride-alongs the same amount that they cover their officers. Then people don't need to argue about "waivers."

NFPD103
NFPD103

sadly this seems to be a sign of the times for law enforcement, its time the silent majority speaks up and supports the men and women in blue working in these difficult times. I hope the officer and the civilian rider file a lawsuit against the estate for this POS. Glad the deputy and the civilian rider are going to be ok physically I hope the department helps them with the emotional recovery as well.

61mouse
61mouse

Glad to hear the K9 is all good

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

"The driver of the Honda was killed in the wreck"

"The female passenger and the deputy were transported to the hospital, and were both expected to survive and make a full recovery" "The K9 officer was not injured"

love stories with a Happy Ending

Katarina
Katarina

@Mrs10 those fools are the reason I want the ability to block them. I have no interest in even reading their foolishness. They are only here to troll each other. Allow the rest of us to have intelligent discourse without having to sort through there antics.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Mrs10 Good to see you're not being fooled.